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Giving up Excuses - 40 days of committment for LENT

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Lent is beginning and I was trying to decide what I was going to give up. What do I do/enjoy often enough that it has become a stumbling block in my life and in my relationship with God? Well it occurred to me that my relationship with food and my lack of a relationship with my treadmill just might be the thing holding me back from realizing what His plan is for me.

So, I intend to spend the next 40 days concentrating really hard on treating the body that God gave me with the respect it deserves. I am pretty sure this is not the shape God intended this temple to be. Instead, it is an idol to overindulgence and undisplined pleasure seeking. Hmmmmm, sounds like beginning of a sermon :)

Anyway, I am committing to eating well, sleeping well, finding time for pleasure in books/nature/children and family, and spending more time on the treadmill or in front of a DVD. This is the only body I am getting so I had better learn to treat it with the respect I was charged with.
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  • IMREITE
    I like this idea. i have been trying to use lent to start healthy habits not just look at it as a time to deny myself because i feel like i have to.
    1984 days ago
  • SBRANDON2246
    I loved your blog today! It was very inspirational to me - preach on girl, preach on!!!
    1985 days ago
  • NJHARRIS
    I like the positive spin - You are not giving up anything except the things you don't need in favor of the things that will make you feel better
    1985 days ago
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